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Cyber Defence Training Events & Courses

Classroom sessions led by cyber defence's global leading practitioners. Learn first hand from a SANS Cyber Defence Instructor at a Cyber Defence Training Event.

High profile cyber security breaches are an all too common occurrence. The financial costs can be huge and reputational damage unquantifiable.

SANS' Cyber Defence Curriculum has one mission: to teach the skills necessary to protect assets and people from cyber attacks.

Studying Cyber Defence

Hands On Learning

Students will learn the key strategies needed to defend digital assets, and to perfect those skills through controlled, supervised and Instructor-led exercises.

This focus of perfecting practical skills results in students being able to leverage what they have learned as soon as they return to their office.

Should a situation occur, students will know what procedures to invoke, which tool to deploy and the settings to select.

Cyber Defence Courses Built To Be Remembered

We believe people learn better though doing as opposed to just listening and reading.

Students will find that the Instructors themselves will help them fully understand key concepts and theory application.


Each course has its own library of textbooks. Training Events can run for up to six days and each day usually has its own textbook.

The books follow the same structure as the Training Event. They're an invaluable source of advice, which students can take with them if they choose to sit a GIAC Certification examination.

Because cybercrime is an ever changing subject, SANS regularly updates its courses and their accompanying textbooks. See a sample of our free Resources here.

Students will leave a Training Event with copies of the tools that have been explored and deployed in lab exercises. Open source software will generally be the latest version. SANS will provide an evaluation copy if the software is commercial.

Where possible, SANS equips students with copies of lab experiments. Many experiments take place in virtual environments. We will ensure students receive a copy of the virtual machine so they can recreate the exercise.


SANS Training Events take place in major cities across the EMEA region and all over the world. Locations in EMEA include Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, London, Munich, Oslo and Prague.

For organisations that have more than 25 students who requiring training, SANS offers Private Training classes. Email for more information.


Training Events offer great opportunities to network with other members of the Cyber Defence community. Events have several breaks during the working day where students can share a coffee and ideas.

Read what previous Cyber Defence students think of SANS training on our Testimonials page.

Cyber Defence Security Certification

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) is a leading provider of cyber security certification. GIAC uses examination based testing to validate the hands-on abilities of security practitioners.

The following certifications fall into the Cyber Defence family.

GIAC and SANS share the same belief in helping security professionals perfect their practical skills. Taking a SANS training course will greatly increase the chances of achieving GIAC certification.

Questions? Read our FAQs page here, or click below to select an upcoming Cyber Defence Event.

Training Events Offering Cyber Defence Courses
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SANS Amsterdam May 2019 May 20 - May 25, 2019  
SANS London June 2019 Jun 03 - Jun 08, 2019  
SANS Zurich June 2019 Jun 03 - Jun 08, 2019  
SANS SEC440 Oslo June 2019 Jun 11 - Jun 12, 2019  
SANS Paris July 2019 Jul 01 - Jul 06, 2019  
SANS Munich July 2019 Jul 01 - Jul 06, 2019  
SANS London July 2019 Jul 08 - Jul 13, 2019  
SANS Riyadh July 2019 Jul 27 - Aug 01, 2019  
SANS London August 2019 Aug 05 - Aug 10, 2019  
SANS Prague August 2019 Aug 12 - Aug 17, 2019  
SANS Amsterdam August 2019 Aug 19 - Aug 24, 2019  
SANS Copenhagen August 2019 Aug 26 - Aug 31, 2019  
SANS Munich September 2019 Sep 02 - Sep 07, 2019  
SANS Brussels September 2019 Sep 02 - Sep 07, 2019  
SANS Oslo September 2019 Sep 09 - Sep 14, 2019  
SANS Dubai September 2019 Sep 14 - Sep 19, 2019  
SANS Paris September 2019 Sep 16 - Sep 21, 2019  
SANS Bahrain September 2019 Sep 21 - Sep 26, 2019  
SANS London September 2019 Sep 23 - Sep 28, 2019  
SANS DFIR Prague 2019 Sep 30 - Oct 06, 2019  
SANS Cardiff September 2019 Sep 30 - Oct 05, 2019  
SANS Riyadh October 2019 Oct 05 - Oct 10, 2019  
SANS Doha October 2019 Oct 12 - Oct 17, 2019  
SANS London October 2019 Oct 14 - Oct 19, 2019  
SANS Amsterdam October 2019 Oct 28 - Nov 02, 2019  
SANS London November 2019 Nov 11 - Nov 16, 2019  
SANS Gulf Region 2019 Nov 16 - Nov 28, 2019  
SANS Munich November 2019 Nov 18 - Nov 23, 2019  
SANS SEC401 Madrid November 2019 (in Spanish) Nov 18 - Nov 23, 2019  
SANS Security Operations London 2019 Dec 02 - Dec 07, 2019  
SANS Frankfurt December 2019 Dec 09 - Dec 14, 2019  
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